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Yale Writers' Workshop Admission 

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  • Applicants must be 18 years old by the start of the program. Applicants under 18 years of age may apply to the Yale Young Writers' Workshop.

Admission Process

  • Admissions are based solely on the writing sample. It needs to accompany your application for admission, and must be uploaded electronically. Submit your writing sample as a Word document: 1,000 words, double-spaced in Times Roman, 12 point font, one-inch margins. Each page must include your name. Note genre of the submission: fiction or nonfiction.
  • You may apply to both the on-ground Workshop and the remote Workshop, but review the commitment to each session.
  • Application Deadline is April 3, 2023.
  • Admissions decisions are made by the Yale Writers' Workshop Admissions Committee.  
  • Admissions decisions will be released on April 14, 2023.
  • Admitted writers must remit payment by April 21, 2023 to confirm their attendance.  An applicant is not considered registered until payment has been received.
  • All students coming to campus must follow Yale's Immunization Requirements.
  • Manuscripts are due to your instructor by May 14, 2023.

All writers are assigned to a workshop in the order in which they register. We will make every effort to honor your faculty preference.

Date:The Work in Progress workshop will have a different application deadline date, admission release date and payment deadline